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The Killers - Mr. Brightside Lyrics

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TitleMr. Brightside
ArtistThe Killers
AlbumDirect Hits [2013], Track 1
Live From The Royal Albert Hall [2009], Track 14
Rock Band Unplugged [2009]
album from the game Rock Band, Track 27
Sawdust [2007], Track 17
Hot Fuss [2004], Track 2
GenreAlternative
Duration00:03:48
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Song lyrics
Coming out of my cage
And I've been doin' just fine
Gotta gotta be down
Because I want it all
It started out with a kiss
How did it end up like this?
It was only a kiss
It was only a kiss

Now I'm falling asleep
And she's calling a cab
While he's having a smoke
And she's taking a drag

Now they're going to bed
And my stomach is sick
And it's all in my head
But she's touching his chest now
He takes off her dress now
Let me go

And I just can't look
It's killing me
And taking control

Jealousy
Turning saints into the sea
Swimming through sick lullabies
Choking on your alibis
But it's just the price I pay
Destiny is calling me
Open up my eager eyes
'Cause I'm Mr. Brightside

I'm coming out of my cage
And I've been doin' just fine
Gotta gotta be down
Because I want it all
It started out with a kiss
How did it end up like this?
It was only a kiss
It was only a kiss

Now I'm falling asleep
And she's calling a cab
While he's having a smoke
And she's taking a drag

Now they're going to bed
And my stomach is sick
And it's all in my head
But she's touching his chest now
He takes off her dress now
Let me go

'Cause I just can't look
It's killing me
And taking control

Jealousy
Turning saints into the sea
Swimming through sick lullabies
Choking on your alibis
But it's just the price I pay
Destiny is calling me
Open up my eager eyes
'Cause I'm Mr. Brightside

I never
I never
I never
I never
submitted by Josh S
corrected by Caterfree10 on July 6th, 2010
written by Flowers, Brandon / Keuning, Dave Brent / Stoermer, Mark August / Vannucci, Ronnie Jr.
copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group




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 533 Comments
0 likes - like | 05-09-2012 15:14 LavomenoKsotiko 
LavomenoKsotiko
 
74 posts
I like this song a lot!!!
0 likes - like | 15-01-2012 12:46 DrusillaMeow 
DrusillaMeow
 
13 posts
Great song. Turn it up every time I hear it on the radio
0 likes - like | 13-05-2011 06:02 nellit 
nellit
 
825 posts
I really like this and the feeling I get from it
0 likes - like | 27-08-2010 18:29 the_script_fan 
 
16 posts
I am so happy I accidentally stumbled upon this song! I've been listening to this song at least 3 times a day.
0 likes - like | 18-07-2010 12:50 JustU 
 
1 posts
LOVE THE KILLERS
0 likes - like | 24-05-2010 02:21 katenova 
katenova
 
180 posts
love this song, all is great, video is great.. well done, Killers!
0 likes - like | 01-05-2010 07:12 Jordini18 
Jordini18
 
57 posts
OMG! This song is so amazing!!! PERFECT song by The Killers!!
0 likes - like | 22-11-2009 12:21 idanosh6 
idanosh6
 
2,898 posts
0 likes - like | 09-05-2009 15:56 MissChloe96 
 
2 posts
i love the lyrics!
great songg! x
0 likes - like | 23-01-2009 15:45 killingme 
 
2 posts
yay
0 likes - like | 11-01-2009 11:17 LittleMissEvil 
 
113 posts
It was only a kiss, how did it end up like this?

Fo shizz this is awesome!
0 likes - like | 02-01-2009 21:22 Danielleh 
Danielleh
 
6 posts
Definitely one of their best songs.
0 likes - like | 19-09-2008 01:06 Freddiespots 
 
1 posts
I have read with interest the various Mr Brightside lyric meanings, and I really have to tell everybody the real meaning of the song. while some posts have been close to the truth, the most fundamental meaning has been missed entirely. The lyrics are based on an old film featuring a character called Tim Brightside who fell in love with a prostitute, she promised to give it up and she lied, he was heartbroken and jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge.

This song was written as a suicide note by the real ghost author not Brandon Flowers. The authors life very closely resembled this story including part of the name. He didn't go through with the suicide.

I'm coming out of my cage refers to...coming up from a Bipolar down from which he had been doing just fine until he met her...gotta be down is safe back in the cage.
Destiny calling is death with eager eyes...cause Mr Brightside was not a optimist but a suicide.

Nothing wrong with buying ghost written lyrics but a bit off to call them your own.

0 likes - like | 21-05-2008 23:27 BeBoxT 
 
13 posts
such a great song! 5/5/5/5/5
0 likes - like | 26-02-2008 23:07 t_and_e_4evr 
 
4 posts
this song is da greatest! its so hawt and a hallf!
0 likes - like | 20-01-2008 02:47 marisol192 
 
13 posts
I love The Killers and i like the original Mr. Brightside but i hate the remix version in sawdust it sucks. All their albums were great but i just hate the remix Mr Brightside song. I still love all their other songs .


The Killers #1
0 likes - like | 06-01-2008 22:23 charlotte26 
 
7 posts
An amazing song. The killers best by a margin and a half
0 likes - like | 23-08-2007 11:03 Sammy680 
Sammy680
 
404 posts
Genuinely one of my favourite songs EVER. Hearing them play it live at V Fest last weekend was simply incredible. Thousands of people singing along... what a brilliant moment.
0 likes - like | 26-07-2007 19:44 Lil__A 
 
20 posts
Simply great song! I can relate it to me also. Jealousy... Rrr... The Killers ROCK! ! ! Love them! And I guess 'Mr. Brightside' is about being on a bright side and not to invent foolish accusations in your mind although it's not that easy sometimes
0 likes - like | 29-06-2007 11:26 Becci 
 
33 posts
One of the best song made by them.
0 likes - like | 27-06-2007 12:26 bfeatherfieldd 
 
36 posts
their best song
0 likes - like | 12-06-2007 09:20 Cloudburst2 
 
386 posts
i listened to this song for ages last night
0 likes - like | 29-04-2007 15:22 Ti_ia 
 
4 posts
One of the first favourites from The Killers I ever heard!!


Thank you so much for this song!


0 likes - like | 28-04-2007 06:56 Chan 
 
5 posts
lovelovelovelovelovelovelovelovelovelovelovelove this song to absolute pieces!!


lots of love
0 likes - like | 18-04-2007 20:49 Mudlink 
 
80 posts
Mr. Brightside is my favorit song by The Killers. My 2nd favorite is Somebody Told Me. Fun Group.